Powerful survey of mass deportation in 1950's America. 8500 words. More
Operation Wetback was a 1953-1954 combined Border Patrol, Army and Navy operation along with local sheriffs, county officials, and police, all over the Southwest and in the cities of the Midwest as well.
Operation Wetback resulted in the sudden deportation of 1.3 million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. This 8500-word survey describes the origins of Operation Wetback, and places it in historical perspective.